Live PD - Anybody watch this?

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  1. Jul 12, 2017 #1 of 283
    DeDondeEs

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    A coworker told me about this show. It is essentially like Cops but is aired live on Friday and Saturday nights on A&E. The show usually follows about 4-5 different police departments live and they bounce around between departments/officers where there is something interesting going on.

    It's totally watching a train-wreck. One thing is for sure, I will never go to that one county in South Carolina where every week there is always all sorts of crazy stuff going down.
     
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    RGM1138

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    Yes, I love it. It's one of the shows I look forward to most. I think it's a good window for the public to see what law enforcement officers go through on a typical night at work.

    There was a particularly harrowing event last week where a car chase turned into a wreck, and the suspect came out of his overturned car, holding his small daughter as a shield. One officer had to struggle with the driver alone for several minutes while waiting for backup. It was riveting.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2017 #4 of 283
    vertigo235

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    So per this thread I downloaded the series to check out.

    So no need to get a waiver to show faces for this?
     
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    vertigo235

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    Ok so already after watching 22 mins or so, I have seen some faces blurred, so much for the "LIVE" part of Live PD, maybe it's filmed live but then edited after?
     
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    vertigo235

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    I guess there is some sort of 30 min delay or so that allows them to blur and bleep in short time I guess.

    'Live PD' Host Dan Abrams Explains Why His Real-Time Police Work Show Isn't Just Another 'Cops'
     
  7. Jul 14, 2017 #7 of 283
    sharkster

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    I watch this show every week. It was originally just 2 hours on Fri and then went to 3, then went to both Fri & Sat. I was beginning to think that might be a bit much, but I'm hooked.

    Too bad Tulsa left a while back. It was nice seeing Larkin in action. Glad he's a frequent studio guest, however.

    I also really like Casey and Poole in Arizona and a few others whose names/locations don't come to me at this moment.

    The one with the geese was such a cute segment, a few weeks back. Also, the police dog with sunglasses. :D
     
  8. Jul 14, 2017 #8 of 283
    RGM1138

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    It's mostly live with a delay for obvious reasons. Although, some stuff does slip through and even ends up in the closed captioning.
    They have crews in the locales they're covering all week so when there's a lull in the action, they will run a piece from "earlier" to fill.
    It's a good window into police/community interations without a lot of editing like Cops.
     
  9. Jul 14, 2017 #9 of 283
    vertigo235

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    Yeah I think the part that I saw cleared blurred was from a scene earlier in the week like you said when I think about it, they had more time to do production on that one I guess.

    I am watching it while I work so I must have missed them saying it was an earlier clip, but once it was over they cut to the same cop in his patrol car talking about it, so it obviously was pre-recorded.
     
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    RGM1138

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    Having worked in law enforcement and broadcast TV, I'm amazed at the technology. Screaming down the road at 90 mph in a pursuit with a live feed back to the network. And out of the car straight into action. It's pretty impressive.
     
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    vertigo235

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    Yeah it is pretty cool, especially considering it's all channeled to a central studio in another city.
     
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    My wife loves it. I have mixed reactions to it. Mainly, it makes me think that Max Headroom (the ABC series) was prescient.
     
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    cannonz

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    just saw a 2016 Cops with Chris Mastrianni in it.
     
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    sharkster

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    Ok, I'm sorry I missed that! I haven't seen 'Cops' in eons, but that's pretty cool. I really like Mastrianni. I also love how he and Lawrence team up a lot (current time). They make a great team.
     
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    cannonz

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    Episode named Two Doors Down on Spike now, they are showing a lot of Cops lately including what looks like all day today, sure will be repeated soon.
     
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    sharkster

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    Thanks for the info! I must be in a different time zone than you, so that episode comes on at 1:30pm and I will record it. Fun! :) Appreciate it a lot.
     
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    cannonz

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    Was at 1:30 here too 3 hours ahead of you in FL.
     
  18. Jul 24, 2017 #18 of 283
    sharkster

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    Yay for time zones! :D I'd have been bummed if I missed it, but giving the name of the episode, as you did, made it attainable, so that was super helpful.
     
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    innocentfreak

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    I swear that one officer is doing coke in Arizona. He reminds me a of co-worker who had a habit. Every time something is happening he starts rubbing his nose and pinching his nostrils after bringing his hand to his face. He tends to get jittery after it happens and talks faster than usual. They always seem to shift the camera away when it starts happening also.

    I think the show would be more interesting if they had an attorney sitting with the host on what he would advise the people if they were his clients. Instead it seems to be more and more to make fun of the people or their situation.
     
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    cannonz

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    Was the green substance ever identified?
     

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